Robby Hamman | November 8, 2016
In the final tuneup before the season officially begins on Saturday the Irish impressed against Catholic University, winning by a final score of 103-48 on Monday evening inside Purcell Pavilion. With 103 points, the Irish finished in triple figures in both exhibitions, marking the first time the program has done so during the Mike Brey era.
Four Notre Dame players finished in double figures, as senior guard V.J. Beachem led the team with 20 pionts on 8-of-13 shooting. Junior forward Bonzie Colson added a double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing a team-high 13 boards.
The Irish dominated from the opening tip in their second exhibition, as the team led by 40 points after the opening 20 minutes of play. Notre Dame utilized a 22-2 run over five minutes of play early in the half to break the game wide open. The Irish made nine shots from beyond the arc in just 18 attempts in the first frame to bolster the impressive first half numbers.